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Leak Detection

Pipeline simulations are used to verify if a leak detection system is properly selected and appropriately placed along a pipeline. SwRI performs pipeline simulations to characterize the effect of a leak on the pipeline network, in particular analyzing the change in pressure and flow at the location of the sensors.

Leak detection studies focus on:

  • Selection of the appropriate location for the emergency flow restriction devices (EFRD)
  • Calculation of possible spill volumes
  • Verifying compliance with ASME 31.4/CFR49
  • Pressure transient predictions and emergency response sequences

Field troubleshooting and benchmarking services can also be provided.

Contact us for more information about our leak detection analysis capabilities, or how you can contract with SwRI.

We can offer you the best approach for analyzing your leak detection system. To contract with SwRI, please contact the Machinery Services Hotline at +1 210 522 3000.

For more information, contact Shane Siebenaler or call +1 210 522 5758.